Oedipus Rex

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Oedipus schmoedipus

One of the Boston Symphony Orchestra's most famous concerts was one that didn't take place. Nearly 30 years ago, the BSO announced Stravinsky's Oedipus Rex , to be staged by Peter Sellars, with Vanessa Redgrave narrating.
Operas at the BSO, plus the Cantata Singers, the BYSO's Macbeth, and Christine Brewer
By LLOYD SCHWARTZ  |  January 21, 2011

Review: Kuroneko

In Kaneto Shindô's 1968 baroque Japanese period piece, samurai run wild as ignoble marauders.
Poe meets Oedipus Rex, in glorious Nippon
By GERALD PEARY  |  October 29, 2010

Pier Paolo Pasolini at the Harvard Film Archive

Perverse, graphic, and despairing, Pasolini's films are some of the most humane in cinema.
Perverse poetry
By PETER KEOUGH  |  September 03, 2010